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This company is a legal scam. I ordered a free cd and only had to pay $1.98 for shipping. Somewhere hidden in the terms apparently they state they will charge you $69.95 if you don't cancel in a certain time frame. When you try to call them you get a voice mail by from someone who barely speaks english. I don't expect a call back and I will probably be out the 70.00 bucks. I have learned a lesson though. I will never order off of sites like that again. File the claim with your bank and cancel your credit/debit card and order a new one. I wouldn't be surprised if outfits like this sell your info.

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  • Rd
    Rdante Jan 07, 2009

    I authorized $1.99 debit from my PayPal Mastercard to pay for shipping for a free CD on grants. I received the CD. Even before I opened the celophane, I was charged an additional $69.95 which I did NOT authorize.

    I also see a spike in the number of spams I receive, all about money-making scehemes.

    I understand that this company does this regularly. It is FRAUD, pure and simple.

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  • Ji
    Jim,Darden Jan 14, 2009

    I ordered a free government grant cd, on 1/1/09. all i had to pay was the shipping. 8 days later they deducted $69.95, from my checking account. 01/09/2009, with out my knowledge. On, 01/13/2009, I received a cd in the mail from Grant search.com. I have notified the F.B.I. and i want my money back. I have not viewed the cd and do not want to. I want nothing to do with these crooked people. I was going to send the cd back but the F.B.I. says to retaine the cd for evidence. I want my money back A.S.A.P.

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  • Ji
    Jim,Darden Jan 14, 2009

    Grant funding Search is a scam, I want my $70.00 back

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  • Ji
    Jim,Darden Jan 14, 2009

    Grant Funding Searce is a scam, I want my money back($69.95)

    1 Votes
  • Ge
    George Jan 15, 2009

    I also got charged money for something I did not agree to. I was charged $73.07 for a CD and to be able to view a website! I have contacted the Attorney General and also the BBB, I have disputed these charges and I think you all should do the same. I am also considering contacting an attorney! I will not let this go until I get my money back! ANYONE THINKING ABOUT USING THIS COMPANY SHOULD RECONSIDER!!! THEY ARE A BUNCH OF CONS!!!

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  • Ka
    Karen Carles Jan 15, 2009

    I had the same problem. Who can this be reported to?

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  • Ma
    madibe Jan 15, 2009

    I to have been taken in by "Grant Funding Research". I paid $1.98 for a CD (which I haven't received yet) and they have taken $69.95 out of my account. I thought I would have a period of time to look over the CD before I could decide if I wanted to continue or not. They do not give you that chance, they probably haven't even sent the CD yet. I was able to sign in to the WEB site, but couldn't figure out how to use it, so I signed up for their "webinar". I missed the night I was suppose to watch it because I was sick, so I signed up for the next time which is suppose to be tonight. I received my bank statement today where I found out about the $69.95 withdrawal, I was so mad I canceled the whole thing. I would like very much to get my money back if I can.

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  • La
    Lance Jan 16, 2009

    I have a fax number to send the information to! My wife ordered a "FREE" information cd from this company that had a charge of $1.98 for shipping and handling. When she saw that there was going to be a fee of $39.95 she called and cancelled. On 01/15/2009 they took $69.95 out of her bank account. I have called and called, and I keep getting a call center in the Phillipines. When I FINALLY get a supervisor they are in UTAH, and I've been told that the coorperate office is in NEW YORK. I have been told numerous times that there is no charge for $69.95, but it's on the bank statement. I finally got a fax number! It's [protected] to send a copy of the charge to. The ladie's name is EMILY KOONZ, and I've been told that it will take 24 hours for them to call back. Just black out what they don't need to see...ie account numbers etc. so they can see the charge. Include a contact number, and the name of the company...Grant funding search. GOOD LUCK!!

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  • Ca
    carol Jan 16, 2009

    I only authorized $1.98 to come out of my checking account on 01/07/09 for info. on Grants to be sent to me and today there is $69.95 taken out of my account from them. I did not authorize that!!! I want to be reimbursed!

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  • La
    Laurie Jan 16, 2009
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    its called being lazy and not doing the research !

    If you want info on Government grants - YOU GO TO THE GOVERNMENT - ITS FREE! Federal Trade Commission Website

    this scam works because everyone takes the dumb route and pays for information already available for free.

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  • Ms
    msb Jan 16, 2009

    I along with many others ordered a grant information cd from grantfundingsearch.com. They charged me for the cd and then a week later charged me an additional $69.95. I DID NOT authorize the $69.95 charge to my credit card.

    When I called to have this charge removed and asked to speak to a supervisor I was told that they were having computer difficulties so speaking to a supervisor was not possible. I insited that to speak to a supervisor would not include the computer, since a supervisor is a human being and not a computer. At that point I was hung up on.

    I called my bank and have cancelled my credit card I am disputing the unauthorized charge with the bank. If anyone else would like to try to contact grantfundingsearch.com their number is
    [protected]. Good luck!

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  • Sh
    Shay Jan 16, 2009

    I just called these people three times and the first time I was disconnected.
    I believe I got the same lady (Dominique) who says they are having technical difficulties and to try back in an hour. She asked this time for my phone number and says that she will send me an email showing my cancellation and if I don't get it to call back in an hour. So then I asked for a supervisor and she tells me they are working on the issue. I asked for a name and she gave me Lisa Reyes. I will try calling back to see what happens next.

    [protected] is the number I called.

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  • Le
    leatrice Jan 18, 2009

    Grant Funding was suppose to cost a 1.95 cent to send a CD . They took $69.95 cent from my account . They had no authoriztion from Me to do this I am asking for a refund as well as to be composayed for my overdraft from my bank

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  • Le
    leatrice Jan 18, 2009

    This is false advertisment and this company should be sue

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  • Sy
    Sylvia Jan 19, 2009
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I ordered the CD for 1.98 and used my debit card
    to pay for shipping and handling. A week later
    they took 69.95 from my checking account
    using my Debit card number that I didn't authorize.
    I am very distressed, and have no number with which to call them from. Please help if you have
    any telephone numbers I can reach this Grant Funding Search Company with. These crooks need to be in jail. ...Sylvia Reid

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  • Jw
    jw3557419 Jan 19, 2009

    I paid $1.95 for information on grant funding I got a cd in the mail then when I got my bank statement I was also charge $ 69.95 that I did not know anything about. They never even sent me a phone number so I can cancel.
    People should be told they have to cancel or they will be charged 69.95. and there is nothing on the cd none of the so call grant a for people judt gor like science research and school or goverment projects.

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  • Ca
    Cara Rowland Jan 19, 2009
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    Unauthorized charge. Same scenerio as I am reading about. Authorized $1.98 for a CD, I don't even have CD yet and $69.95 wad debited from my checking account. I spoke with this company today with no satisfaction.
    I am not going to leave this alone, especially now that I see so many people have been robbed like me. Looking for grants and this co. took $ from some who did not have it.

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  • Ta
    tammy Jan 20, 2009

    i ordered a cd for 1:98 and they took that from my account plus 69.95 when i got in touch with whoever it was they said i had 7 days to stop it but i never received any thing to let me know. i think its wrong for them to do this to people. that money they took from me was for bills now im 69.95 short on my bills thanks to them.

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  • Co
    colette Jan 20, 2009

    they are should be punished for what they are doing they have no rights to take 69.95 dollars out of my account like i just have money to give for a c.d which i never got so if any one is taking this to the f.b.i i will help cause they got my money too...

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  • Pa
    Pam Jan 21, 2009

    I wanted to get a grant for school and ordered the CD for 1.99 that was all . I checked my bank statement and found a withdrawl of 69.95 that I DID NOT approve. I went to my bank and filed fraud withdrawl charges. You need to find these ### and put a stop to this scam NOW.

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  • Ro
    Robbiw Thornton Jan 21, 2009
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    I have been scam from this company for 200.00 They need to be stopped.

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  • Sh
    sharon Jan 21, 2009

    I was sold a $1.98 cd and was charged $69.95 by Grant Funding Search, I am disputing the charge. When I called to cancel, I was told about the 7 day trial and charge and told I would have to go to their web site to know this. All I did was order a cd, not join their service. I never went on their site, I was just waiting for the cd which showed up 7 days after I discovered I had been falsely charged.

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  • Tr
    trish Jan 21, 2009

    i was also a victim of this internet scam, i was told i would only be charged the 1.98 shipping, and then pulled out almost 70.00 from my checking account, people like this belong in jail, times are hard enough without people stealing from us. Please stop these scams.

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  • Th
    Thomas Jan 22, 2009

    YES THIS WEB SITE IS MISLEADING AND THEY TAKE FUNDS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVE. IT START OUT WITH OFFERING
    THE CD FOR $1.98 AND BALLON TO 69.95 . AND WHEN YOU CALL THE NUMBER
    THATS GIVEN TO YOU. WHEN YOU CALL THEY MAY ANSWER THE FIRST
    CALL, BUT THERE AFTER THEY REJECT THE CALL. AND THE EMAIL ADDRESS
    PROVIDED DOES NOT GIVE ACCESS TO EMAIL THEM. THE WHOLE THING IS A
    SCAM. JUST TAKE PHASE 7 DAYS FREE TRIAL. BUT IT TAKES 5 TO 10 DAYS
    TO RECIEVE THE THE CD. AND WHEN YOU CONTACT THEM ABOUT THE CHARGES THEY SAY YOU HAVE 7 DAYS TO CANCEL. IN THE PRINT OUT THAT
    I HAVE THERE'S NO SUCH STATEMENT.

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  • Le
    leigh Jan 22, 2009

    I was approached by this company today. what can be done to report them?

    2 Votes
  • Bm
    BM3534247 Jan 23, 2009

    I AM ALSO A VERY UPSET PERSON.
    IT, S REALLY SAD THEY STOLE MONEY OUT OF OUR ACCOUNT.
    WE ALREADY STRUGGLE WITH SIX CHILDREN.
    THEY TOOK MONEY FROM US AND OVER DREW OUR ACCOUNT, AND WE HAD TO PAY FOR THAT ALSO.
    IT MADE US PRETTY LOW ON MONEY.
    WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED BUDGET, AND THEY RIPPED US OFF.
    THEY FIRST TOOK $1.98 THEN THEY TOOK $69.95 AT AND THE OVER DRAFT WAS $35.00.
    AND GET THIS WE NEVER EVEN RECIEVED A C.D. OR ANYTHING. WE GOT RIPPED OFF.

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  • So
    Sondra Jan 23, 2009

    I was searching the internet for grants and of course I came across the grant funding search costing 1.98 for shipping, next thing I know a few days later $69.95 was deducted from my account. I have tried calling the number that was given to me by my bank all I get is recording then a disconnection. I want my money back and these people should be arrested for fraud. I never gave them promission to take $69.95 from account only the $1.98. The advertisement on states you have to pay for the shipping nothing else. The funny thing about it is I still haven't received my cd in the mail.

    1 Votes
  • Ar
    Artteb Jan 24, 2009

    Yes! I too was scammed bt this company. I called them but they told me it was none refundable blaa blaa it said nothing in the fine print i agreed to. I received the CD but they charged me $69.95 a charge i was not aware of. I can not find the original web site that i signed up for this CD as well. DO not use them!

    1 Votes
  • Yv
    Yvonne Ruiz Jan 24, 2009

    I bought a CD on-line for $1.98 and was never informed that there would be additional charges until I saw a charge on my monthly statement for $69.95. I have been unable to contact them as of yet but am attempting to dispute the charge with my credit card company.

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  • Pe
    Peg Jan 26, 2009

    Great, I just ordered the CD. Now what?

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  • Fo
    Forrest Jan 26, 2009

    Wow, did I ever get screwed! I had the exact same thing happen to me. These son of a ### better be glad this ole country boy from Barnardsville NC doesnt know where they are located. I have contacted the F.B.I. and local news abour this scam. Please, everyone else needs to do the same and also warn others!!!

    F.T.

    1 Votes
  • Ca
    CAROL MASON Jan 27, 2009

    Mrs CAROL MASON/[protected] /2512 4TH ST NE WASHINGTON DC.
    ON THE 12/26 20008, I REG ON THE INTERNET FOR THE GRANT FUNDING PURCHASE SE
    FOR THE SUM $1.98 ONLY! IT WAS SENT TO MY A FEW DAYS LATER THE NEXT THING
    WHEN MY BANK STATEMENT CAME THE NEXT MONTH --I SAW ON THE .1/02.09.
    $69.95 EXTRACTED FROM MY ACCOUNT. WHEN I THRY CALLING THEM AND LEFT A MESSEGE
    TO LET THEN KNOW I DID NOT RECIEVED THE PACKAGE THAT THEY SHARGE ME FOR AND DID NOT
    ORDER IT>
    THEY DID NOT RETURN MY CALL, THE MEXT TIME I CALL THES WHERE NOT TAKING CALLS AT THIS NO.
    THERE ADDRES S IS 2850 HORIZON RIDGE PARKWAY SUITE 200
    HENBERSON, NV 89052.[GRANT FUNDING SEARCH RESOURCE]

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  • Ja
    jaesun007 Jan 27, 2009

    Seeing this site (Complaints Board) BEFORE I ordered the CD would have saved me 70 Bucks, no doubt about it. Now, like the rest of those who posted here, I'm Working with bank to get refund, cancelled Debit card etc.

    This really targets everyone who's looking for money, and doesn't have it to spare... Man, I hope these people burn in hell.

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  • Ja
    jaesun007 Jan 27, 2009

    Now I've attempted to "Log in" to their website, and can't get in with the "user name and password" they gave me initially... Seems to me I/we should be able to claim a "failure to deliver services for payments made" kind of thing, legally.

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  • Ei
    Eileen Jan 27, 2009

    OMG I just finished watching that disc. I got scammed too. I ordered the disc and was told it was $1.98 and then I was charged $69.95. I want my money back. The whole purpose in buying the cd was because I am broke and need help. I cannot afford to waste $almost $70. I called the # that was showing on my checking and they said they would cancel my subscription but would not return my money. I think I better let my bank know not to allow anymore withdrawls from that company come out of my account. Did they take more than one payment from anyone else other than the $69.95? They should not get away with this crap. With this many people complaining something should be done.
    Eileen from Peach Bottom, PA

    1 Votes
  • Be
    beckey miller Jan 28, 2009

    my name is beckey miller. i have been scammed out of 69.95 from these thieves. just got off the phone with them and she told me it was my fault because i should have read the "fine print"!! HELLO...what fine print??? i am contacting the state atty generals office today, and after reading all this, the FBI, and NV SBI. sure wish i had read this before. if any one needs my testimony, let me know!

    beckey miller lowland, nc

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  • Cy
    Cynthia Jan 28, 2009

    My niece requested a cd for $1.98. She used my debit card for this purpose. A few days later a call came to purchase something else. She clearly told them no. The next day my debit card was charged $69.95. I called, my niece called, multiple times. Each time we were dumped into a voice mail which hung up prior to the beep. I emailed them. No response. Then a few days later a call came from another company stating my niece hadn't signed onto her account. During the conversation with the individual I was told a charge of $29.95 would be placed on my debit card if the account wasn't canceled. Apparently all this is due to statements in the agreement which is checked during the process of ordering the cd. My niece was able to reach someone today. Twice. The first person was rude and hung up. The second person accused my niece of being abusive and stated she was going to hang up. The end result was they cancelled her account with them. I'm still wondering if there is not going to be more charges to my debit card. This is a rip off site. Nothing is resolved yet.

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  • Sh
    shelley Jan 29, 2009

    I'm in the same situation except the phone number they gave me isn't correct. Does anyone have the correct phone number so i can call and cancel before i get charged again. Hopefully these people will be stopped soon!

    1 Votes
  • Sh
    shelley Jan 29, 2009

    I am in the same situation as many of you are, but when the man gave me the customer service phone number he gave me a number that isn't in service. If anyone has the phone number I would appreciate it very much so i can call and cancel this immediately. Best of luck to all of us!

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  • An
    Angie Jan 29, 2009

    Angie
    I too was scammed by these people. i ordered a cd on for 1.98 shipping only to find out that they STOLE 69.95 from my acct. I never authorized this transaction. I had to cancel my debit card and put a fraud alert on my SS#. Who knows what they'll try next. I intend on calling my local news and the FBI

    1 Votes

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